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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 2020 proposed changes stickers licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis event organizer license Local Issuing Authority manufacture cannabis products opaque exit package shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company no infusion of alcohol Live Scans for each owner shared-use manufacturing facilities Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing conditional license testing lab operating premises Personnel Requirements Temporary event up to 4 days 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market edible products Transition Period adult-use commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) some nutritional facts the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2020 new laws identity of the product Financial information member manager exit packaging diagram of the business’s layout onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing MCSB’s temporary license application cultivation amount of sodium good manufacturing practices three state cannabis-licensing authorities packaging secondary package Premises Diagram volatile solvent comply with all packaging and labeling requirements microbusinesses required limits quality control concentrate Mycotoxins Testing consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis sales and/or consumption The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Business Organizational Operating Procedures Foreign Material Testing evidence of rehabilitation Physical address California Public Records Act local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations sugar licensing scheme mandated warning statements Individual Owner extraction MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS compliance with local jurisdiction pre-made or purchased extracts storage of cannabis goods licensing cannabis retailers sanitary and hazard-free environment period of 120 days CDPH-9041 Transport vehicles alarm system capsules shipping manifest 2020 important information licensing cannabis distributors Licensee Lookup Tool activity for a period of 120 days secondary packaging at least 20% ownership interest labeling Temporary License Application shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis adult-use products 2020 fines contaminant free cannabis cartoons state cannabis licensing cannabis market hydrocarbon-based solvents annual license application emergency regulations product formulation Vehicle Requirements health impacts of cannabis 120 days Licensees immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery access to the area(s) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Identifying information exception for testing laboratories workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control recordkeeping CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Distributor Transport Only 2020 laws manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) tamper-evident Business Information commercial cannabis manufacturing activity online licensing system product guidelines A-license and an M-license 100 mg of THC per package scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) motor carrier permit public Licensee Lookup Tool Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Track and Trace three cannabis licensing authorities packaging and labeling allergen information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Local Authorization requiring refrigeration Local Authorization Attachment medicinal and adult-use or both markets sanitary workplaces A-license local jurisdiction authorization loop system carbohydrates and fat per serving alcoholic beverages dried flower evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises primary panel requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Licensee Information Temporary License Application Information structure and formation documents Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Temporary Cannabis Event track and trace system entry into the legal, regulated market Local Jurisdictions sampling standards no added caffeine Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Criminal History BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Manufacturing (non-volatile) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Percentage of ownership Heavy Metals Testing Terpenoids Testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California manufacturer's name Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing government warning statement label Seller’s permit number disclosure of all criminal convictions license review process Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis training 2020 issues operating procedures Cannabinoids Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Extractions using CO2 final form finished product valid waiver remove THC/CBD investment into a commercial cannabis business temporary license must enter certain events Premises Information THC levels commercial cannabis manufacturing testing of cannabis goods manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Category II Residual Pesticides Testing retailers supplemental label supply chain paper inserted into the packaging limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package disposal 2020 regulations ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation health claims certified by a California-licensed engineer at least 99% purity unique ID/batch number distributors highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2020 problems tobacco products 2020 recent news M-licensees periods of 90 days extensions limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensed physical location (premises) Application Checklist list of artificial food colorings Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Proposed Section 40133 informational panel CDPH-issued universal symbol Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin contaminants transport cannabis goods to retailer Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2020 revisions manufacturers who package for other producers Cultivation less than 10,000 Mechanical Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Arranging for laboratory testing inventory 600 foot radius of a school licensing cannabis microbusinesses manufacturing transporting cannabis goods infusion Labor peace agreement Completed Temporary License Application Form Bond and Insurance Information nonlaboratory quality control medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis distributors Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act protocol Owner Fingerprints commercial cannabis products CDTFA seller’s permit cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands aggregate interest of 20% or more persons 21 years of age or older amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package hang tag or a peel-back label 2020 resolutions A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity surety bond convicted of a substantially related crime chain of custody Financial Interest manned motor vehicle waste disposal CO2 and ethanol extractions loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Cannabis Manufacturing disposal and destruction methods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing small product packaging meat and seafood, and other products Retailer (Type 10) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) The California Department of Public Health's edibles packaging opaque Butane/Hexane/Propane ingredient list licensed cannabis cultivators compliance with regulations basic nutritional information labels not be attractive commercial cannabis activity commercial kitchens medicinal and adult-use markets amount of THC content transportation of cannabis goods transportation Distributor transport MCSB Food-grade Butter/Oil child-resistant outer package sales of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis vape cartridges 2020 compliance M-license local jurisdiction LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS property for the commercial cannabis activity Form # CDPH-9041 procedures for inventory control Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch security written procedures for inventory control Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) tinctures Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing laboratories cannabis plants no infusion of nicotine secured area waste management laws laboratory quality assurance Ethanol local jurisdiction’s requirements medicinal commercial cannabis activity re-sealable Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Edibles– Products licensed premises transportation and security manufacturing cannabis products financial interest holder manufacturing activities an officer or director of a cannabis business managing member designated structure Proposition 65 Premises diagram Type S share facility space Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing conducting quality assurance review California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ownership premises is not within a Government Retailer (nonstorefront) payable to the state of California potentially-hazardous foods security and cannabis waste disposal 2020 updates packaging and labeling requirements topicals inventory and quality control Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Microbusiness commercial cannabis manufacturers Moisture Content Testing cannabis industries licensed cannabis manufacturers regulatory framework destruction of cannabis goods testing methods California Department of Public Health separate applications premises diagram product as a candy prohibited A-licensees 600-foot radius of a school child-resistant packaging cannabis waste definition of owner public health and safety inhalable cannabis and more.

In addition, Indoor cultivation Pre-roll Processor track and trace system Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Labeling infused pre-rolls M-license Harvest Batch infused butters and oils as concentrates Nonvolatile solvent UID Sanitize Cannabis product Manufacturer licensee Request for Live Scan Manufacture Process THC Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Licensee Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Primary panel Personnel Track-and-trace systems Watts per square foot Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Outdoor cultivation Allergen Cultivation site Quality control operation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Processing aid Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Dried flower list of cannabis manufacturers Raw material cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Limited-access area Hazard Distribution Actual yield Cultivation Premises Canopy Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Outdoor Lot Quality Validation Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Qualified individual Quality control personnel Environmental pathogen Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Indoor Department Commercial cannabis activity Monitor Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Kief Pest Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Flowering gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Immature plant Finished product Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods In-process material Product Identity Type 10 (Retailer) Net weight Adequate Medium Indoor Nursery CBD from industrial hemp Microorganisms Theoretical yield Small Indoor Specialty Outdoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Pathogen Type N – for infusions Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Component Mixed-light Tier 2 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Holding Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Contact surface Extraction Processing Quarantine Serving Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Mature plant Unique identifier Preventive controls package flower or pre-rolls Infusion Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) DPH-17-010E Edible cannabis product alternate use of a manufacturing premises Batch adulteration CBD Mixed-light cultivation Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Topical cannabis product Package Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Allergen cross-contact Medium Outdoor Bureau Wet weight Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Ingredient Adulterated Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Applicant Universal symbol Informational panel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Outdoor Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Volatile solvent Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Track and trace system Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) cannabis concentrates Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 and more.


Last updated on May 24, 2020



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